Commitment to Excellence
Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) operates all of its programs in accordance with the highest standards of excellence in education. The educational programs are designed and implemented in accordance with world-class standards of accreditation. The college has begun the process of seeking accreditation with one of the six regional accrediting associations in the USA.
Commitment to Individual Development
FC College is concerned with the development of the whole person, and therefore encourages the intellectual, spiritual, cultural, social, emotional and physical growth of each student. We seek to prepare students for the basic responsibilities of life, and especially for competent and humane leadership and service. The FC College experience is designed to help students go beyond the limitations caused by ignorance, narrowness, conformity, self-centeredness and irresponsibility. Our goal is to help individuals achieve excellence in thought and conduct.
Commitment to Core Values
The faculty and staff of FC College seek to live by and to teach students the Core Values of the College. In a variety of different settings students are asked to learn and live by these values beginning with signing a Shared Commitment document that highlights the practice of the Core Values on a regular basis.
Commitment of Faculty to Students
The faculty of FC College is committed to student learning and to helping students succeed in their studies and be well prepared for a meaningful and productive life after college. Students will form a close personal relationship with one or more members of the faculty, and this close student-faculty contact has been one of the strengths of FC College throughout its history. Faculty members provide assistance to students, as needed, outside of the classroom, and they do not charge tuition for this help. Indeed, their contract with the College prohibits faculty members from charging tuition for extra assistance.
Commitment to General Education
While FC College is committed to helping students develop competence in a specific field, it is equally committed to general education. The general education program is designed to provide a foundation for lifelong learning by helping students to develop a love of learning. It prepares students for responsible citizenship by teaching them the lessons of history, by creating awareness of their cultural heritage, by helping them understand the causes of political and social unrest, and the conditions for stable governance and sustainable economic development. Through studies in the humanities, the general education program seeks to help students explore various perspectives on the central concerns of human existence. The general education program is designed to help students to assume increased responsibility for their own growth, to master the skills that are necessary to understand and deal with a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world.
The general education program requires students to take three courses in each of the following areas of human knowledge: Natural and Physical Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Computer Science/Mathematics. Four courses are required in Communications.
Commitment to Career Preparation Enriched with the Enduring Qualities of a Liberal Arts Education
FC College seeks to graduate students who are well prepared for success in a career. Through the major field of study selected by the student, he or she will receive a basic knowledge of a particular field in enough depth to be successful in entry level positions in a career and to advance successfully to increased levels of responsibility on the job. However, it is impossible to predict what a person will need to know for success on the job twenty years from now, but we do know that in most jobs new knowledge will have to be mastered that does not even exist today. Therefore, it is more important to learn how to learn, how to think, how to solve problems, and how to communicate effectively than it is to focus narrowly on the content of an academic discipline. The education program is designed to help students develop these skills.
Commitment to Co-Education
The Baccalaureate and Postgraduate degree programs of FC College are co-educational. FC College first admitted women in 1902, and it seeks to provide a learning environment in which both men and women can learn effectively and develop the character traits and personality that will enable them to succeed in later life. The core value of respect for the dignity of each human being is also an important consideration for creating a wholesome and positive atmosphere for learning by both men and women.
Commitment to Lifelong Learning
FC College seeks to prepare students for a lifetime of self-directed learning. This will be essential for success in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world. The faculty models this commitment by constantly learning about new knowledge in their academic discipline, and by participation in a variety of professional development programs presented to them by the university management to help them learn new approaches to teaching and learning.
Commitment to Provide and American-style Education
The preceding commitments reflect the commitment to provide an American-style education. The American system of university education is widely recognized as the very best in the world, and we seek no less than the best for Pakistan. The commitment is an approach to education rather than a statement about the specific content of the curriculum. At FC College the role of the faculty and the students, the balance between the breadth of learning and the depth of learning (general education and a major field of study) and the structure of the program reflect best practices in American higher education.
Commitment to Equality of Opportunity
At Forman Christian College students, faculty and staff are free from discrimination within the university based upon gender, race, age, ethnicity, nationality, religion or physical disability. Decisions regarding employment and admission to the university are based upon merit. Grades in courses and graduation from the university are based upon the performance of the student in meeting course and graduation requirements. These standards will be implemented without discrimination on the basis of gender, race, age, ethnicity, nationality, religion or physical disability.